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from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Sun 5 April 1910
KNOCKED DOWN AND RUN OVER BY TEAM
David White of Near Antioch,
Who is Related in this City
is What is Considered a Miraculous Escape.
Two Runaways in Antioch
Start from Same initial Point in Wild Dashes of Speed.
David White, who is related here in Waukegan, says the Antioch
Advertiser, had a most remarkable escape from serious injury this
morning when his team of horses ran away, knocking him down and
the horses and wagon passing over him.
Mr. White had just brought out his horses from the Kelly
blacksmith shop and was hitching them to the milk wagon, when one
of the horses, a high-spirited colt, became frightened, and when
the horses started out Mr. White was standing at their heads and
tried hard to hold them down, but the team was too much for him.
He was knocked down, falling between the two horses, just under
the pole, and both horses and wagon passed over him, but
fortunately, did not strike his body. Had he been knocked down in
any other manner, he probably would have been seriously injured or
even killed by the trampling of the horses. His escape was not
such a miraculous one, but Providence was certainly aiding him in
a moment, when in a bad plight.
The team had gone only a short distance, when the milk wagon was
turned upside down and the milk cans were sent rolling in
different directions. Little Robert Morley, who happened to be
near the roadside, was knocked down by one of the cans, but
outside of a bad fright was not hurt. The team of horses ran
directly east until they reached the vacant property of John
Thayer where they encountered a tree, both horses trying to pass
the tree on opposite sides. Here they did much damage to the
harness and wagon.
Mr. White was considerably frightened for a moment when he was
thrown down by the horses, but his only injury was a slightly hurt
Hardly had the affair been quieted down when another bad runaway
took place, and singularly this one had its starting point from
the same place. Bert Brown was fastening another rig to his milk
wagon, when his horse became frightened at the approach of an
automobile and started out. While turning the corner of Main and
Lake streets the wagon was overturned and the horse ran into a
telephone pole and hitching post in front of the State Bank where
the animal tried to free itself from the upturned wagon.
The horse was a little cut up in several places and the wagon was
7 April 1910
There will be an anti-saloon speaker here next Sunday, April 10.
Mrs. J. A. Strang has been entertaining a friend from Chicago.
Adolph Jaeger of Chicago visited Saturday and Sunday with his
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Thom of Libertyville visited with relatives
Lorraine Webster of Highland Park, visited Sunday with his
cousin, Mrs. W. G. McGuire.
Mrs. Josephine Matthews returned last Wednesday from the north
were she spent the winter with relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gorham of Waukegan, called on Mrs. John
Bonner Friday in their new auto.
Miss Helen Safford of Wheaton College has been spending a
week's vacation with her parents, Rev. and Mrs. Safford.
Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Tower were Chicago visitors last Tuesday.
They wills start for their future home in California on Thursday
of this week.
Those who contemplate purchasing an auto this season should see
the Hupmobile. This is a low priced machine and one of the best.
It can be seen at Millburn on Monday morning, April 11. This
machine can also be seen at Wadsworth on the same morning.
Tiffany & Felter, Agents.
from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Gazette 12 April 1910
Mrs. Josephine Matthews returned home last week from Rochester,
Mrs. J. A. Thain spent several days in Chicago and vicinity.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Thom of Libertyville visited their son, W. G.
Mrs. Jamison, Dr. Jamison's mother, returned to Cherry Valley,
Ill., last week to stay some time with her son.
Mr. Webster of Highland Park visited his uncle, C. E. Denman
Miss Pearl Cleveland visited her parents Saturday and Sunday.
Miss Helen Safford returned to college, Tuesday at Wheaton,
Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Tower visited Mrs. George Gerrity of Union
Grove Saturday and Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Tower, Mrs. E. B. Tower and H. H. Tower
leave for Los Angeles, Cal., Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Hoy Hughes of Chicago, visited the latter's
mother, Mrs. Spafford.
14 April 1910
WADSWORTH P. O. ROBBED
Force Entrance Through Window
But Secure Nothing of Value
Robbers visited Wadsworth Thursday night, robbing two places, as
The postoffice, Thomas Strang, postmaster, and the general
merchandise store of H. A. Heydecker.
In neither place did the robbers get anything of value, the
postoffice netting them but a few dollars, mostly stamp books.
The robbers broke a window glass in each case and thus opened the
window. In the postoffice they tore open letters and while there
may have been money in some Postmaster Strang did not know of any
loss in this regard. Checks and money orders taken from the
letters were left on the floor, showing the robbers did not care
for this sort of loot, and were likely tramps or amatures. The
safe was not broken open for there was little of value in it and
Postmaster Strang preferred leaving it unlocked rather than lock
it and have some robber blow it to pieces and find nothing for his
In the Heydecker store they went through the rear window, but so
far as he can learn nothing of value was taken.
Two tramps were seen hanging about the village early Thursday and
the belief is that they may have committed the robberies.
14 April 1910
Rev. A. Spafford spent Monday in Chicago.
William Thom of Libertyville spent Monday with his son here.
Miss Inez Pollock of Chicago spent Sunday with her relatives
George White of Rochester, Wis., was home from Friday till
Clayton Denman of Highland park visited with his cousin Edwin
Mr. S. Fickle of Chicago lectured Sunday morning on the topic
of local option.
Miss Alice Jamieson of Berwyn visited from Saturday till Sunday
with her parents.
Olin Cleveland of Chicago visited Sunday with his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. William Cleveland.
Miss Ruby Cleveland returned home last week from Ingleside, her
school being closed for this term.
The Ladies Aid society was well attended last Thursday. Mrs.
James Jameson, Mrs. Safford and Miss Foote entertained.
from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Gazette 15 April 1910
Dr. Jamison, little daughter, Doris had an operation last Tuesday.
She is getting along nicely.
H. B. Tower, wife and mother, and nephew, left for their future
home in California last Wednesday.
C. E. business meeting met with Miss C. E. Bates last Friday
and elected officers.
Mrs. W. Cleveland and daughter, Ruby, were Chicago visitors
Saturday. Oliver returned with them for a short visit.
Miss Inez Pollock of Chicago, spent Saturday and Sunday with
Miss Alice Jameson, of Chicago visited Sunday with the home
Mr. S. J. Fickle of Chicago spoke Sunday morning to the church
in the interest of the anti-saloon league.
Mr. W. G. Thorn sold one of his horses to Mr. Moffat of Paw
Mr. and Mrs. Fulton and children and Mrs. James Pollock of
Waukegan spent Sunday at the home of Mrs. James Pollock.
Wm. Tohrn, Sr. of Libertyville visited a few days with his son
Clayton Denman of Highland Park is visiting his cousin this
Misses Vivian and Mabel Bonner and Leslie Bonner spent Sunday
with relatives at Lake Forest.
Messrs. Rev. A. W. Safford, A. K. Bain, E. A. Martin were
Chicago visitors Monday.
from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Gazette 16 April 1910
HORSES SLAIN AS DYING WISH OF MRS. SMITH
Team Owned by Late Mrs. Beatrice Smith in Evanston,
Two handsome black horses, property of the late Mrs. Beatrice
Smith, of Evanston, formerly of Lake County, mother of the late
James H. Smith, were chloroformed Friday in accordance with the
dying wishes of their owner, who preferred that they be killed
rather than have them fall into the hands of someone who might ill
The horses had been owned and used by Mrs. Smith for more than 15
years, and were well known on Evanston avenue. One of them was 21
years old and his mate was 25. It was on account of her affection
for them that Mrs. Smith steadfastly refused to have an
automobile, as she frequently declared to friends that she had no
use for both and loved her team too much to give them up.
Friends of the Smith family assert that during Mrs. Smith's last
illness she expressed a wish that after her death her team be
disposed of. However, she asked that they be not sold, given away
or shot, urging the use of chloroform. It was in the fulfillment
of this wish that the horses were killed Friday by Veterinary
Surgeon C. H. Agnew of Evanston.
21 April 1910
Mrs. I. L. Holmes visited last Wednesday in Chicago.
Robert Bonner of Chicago spent Sunday with his parents.
Clayton Denman returned to his home in Highland Park on
Miss Carrie Bater spent the latter part of the week with
friends in Russell.
Mr. Ed Gillings of Waukegan spent Sunday with his niece, Mrs.
Mrs. Williams Mavor of Chicago visited this week with her
mother, Mrs. Robert Strang.
The Ladies Missionary society will meet on Wednesday of this
week with Mrs. Mary Bater.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Bonner of Chicago visited over Sunday
with Mr. and Mrs. John Bonner and Mr. and Mrs. A. K. Bain.
Mr. and Mrs. George B. Stephens entertained at euchre on Tuesday
evening of last week and a fine time is reported. The first
prizes were awarded to Miss Agnes Armour and William McGuire. The
second prizes to Miss Ruby Gillings and Alfred Spafford.
from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Gazette 22 April 1910
Mrs. Mavor of Chicago, Mrs. Ward Bain of Racine and Mrs. Eliza
Hughes of Libertyville visited their mother, Mrs. Robt. Strang the
Mrs. Holmes was a Chicago visitor for a few days last week.
Mrs. George Stephens had to kill a valuable horse Monday.
Miss Hannah Patch of Russell visited Mrs. Arthur Clark Sunday.
Victor Strang of Centralia, Ill., returned home last week.
Bruce Stephens of Waukegan visited the home folks Sunday.
Rev. and Mrs. Stafford's daughter, Mrs. Wheaton, underwent an
operation for appendicitis at the Oak Park Hospital last Friday.
Mr. Enoch Bartholomew, formerly of this vicinity, died at the
home of his daughter, Mrs. Butters, in Chicago, and was buried at
Millburn cemetery Thursday. Mr. Batholomew is the father of
Ephriam Bartholomew and grandfather of Eugene and Arthur Clark.
Mr. J. M. Lewis died this a. m. father of Frank Lewis, Mrs.
Lewis Miller and Cora McCullough of Warren. Funeral Thursday at
28 April 1910
JOHN S. MURRIE, PROMINENT GRAYSLAKE MAN, DEAD
John Sorlis Murrie, whose death occurred Friday night at
Grayslake, was formerly postmaster of Grayslake and one of the
most highly regarded men there. He was born in Newark, N. J., in
1852 and was the oldest son of George Murrie, deceased. When a
child he moved to Kenosha and later to Lake county where he lived
until his death. In 1879 he married Catherine McCredie and five
children were born: Roy, Emma, (deceased) Lyman, Howard and
He joined the Millburn Congregational church when a boy and was
active there until he moved to Grayslake in 1891 where he was
superintendent of the Sunday school for years. He was also a
prominent M. W. A. member and head of the camp for many years.
While head of the lodge, three of his sons became members. He was
a member of the high school board and his term expired last
Saturday, the day after his demise. Cancer was the cause of his
death and he had been sick a long time. Funeral was Sunday and
burial at the Grayslake cemetery.
Miss Mayme Trotter of Evanston came Friday to visit with Mrs.
Miss Carrie Bater visited with friends at Gurnee the latter
part of the week.
Rev. and Mrs. A. W. Safford and Miss Clara Foote were Chicago
visitors this week.
Several relatives and friends of John Murrie attended his
funeral at Grayslake Sunday.
Mrs. Anderson of Lake Forest visited from Sunday till Monday
with Mrs. George Strang.
Miss Florence Anderson of Lake Forest spent Sunday with her
grandmother Mrs. George Strang.
from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Gazette 30 April 1910
Mrs. Clarence Bonner visited relatives in this vicinity the past
Mrs. T. J. Anderson of Iola, Kas., is visiting her mother, Mrs.
Miss Bae Adams of Chicago Lawn visited her grandparents
Saturday and Sunday.
E. A. Martin, C. W. Russell transacted business in Chicago
Rev. A. W. Safford attended the Congregational convention in
Mrs. W. A. Safford left for Wheaton Monday to be gone sometime.
Mrs. J. A. Strang was a Chicago visitor Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Miller of Highland Park visited our town
Thursday and Friday.
Miss Mamie Trotter of Evanston is visiting her sister, Mrs. A.
K. Bain this week.
Mrs. Geo. Strang celebrated her 82nd birthday Sunday, April 24.
The Ladies' Aid Society will hold their regular monthly meeting
Thursday, May 5. Supper will be served in box style. Each member
bringing lunch for two. Coffee will be served by the society.